Degree course: 
Corso di Long single cycle degree (6 years) in School of Dentistry
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
First Semester
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (30 hours)


Final Examination: 

The exam consists in an oral exam aiming to define the knowledge and comprehension (20%), application skills of theory (25%), autonomous judgement (20%), communication skills (15%) and learning ability (20%). The mark is expressed in thirtieths.

Voto Finale

At the end of the course the student will be able to know and understand the legal, deontological and ethical aspects of the profession, and apply them to clinical practice. The student will also acquire autonomous judgement and the terminology for communication in this field.

The frontal lessons are focused on the following topics:
1. Knowledge of ethics, ethics and law (1h, educational objective 1)
2. Purposes of medicine: torture, ritual treatment, aesthetic medicine (2h, educational objective 1)
3. Informed Consent: General Aspects (2h, educational Objective 1)
4. Consent to minors, vulnerable people (1h, educational objective 1)
5. Legislation and ethics regarding life ending (2h, educational objective 1)
6. Legislation and ethics regarding life beginning (2h, educational objective 1)
7. Refusal of treatment (1h, educational objective 1)
8. Professional secrecy (1h, educational objective 1)
9. Communicating the Truth (1h, educational objective 1)
10. Living organ and body organ transplants (with references to the criteria for the definition of brain death) (2h, educational objective 1)
11. Integrity in the scientific research and ethics of research (falsification, plagiarism, "bad scientific conduct") (1h, educational objective 1)
12. The concept of the proportionality of care (1h, educational objective 1)
13. Ethical issues on medically assisted fertilization (1h, educational objective 1)
14. Organ transplants (1h, educational objective 1)
15. The clinical record (1h, educational objective 1)
16. Certification activity (1h, educational objective 1)
17. Professional Responsibility (1h, educational objective 1)
18. Relationships between colleagues (1h, educational objective 1)
19. Discussion of clinical cases (3h, educational objective 1)

Mario Tavani, Mario Picozzi, Gabriella Salvati, Manuale di deontologia medica, Giuffrè Editore, 2007.
Mario Picozzi, Il trapianto di organi. Realtà clinica e questioni etico deontologiche, FrancoAngeli, 2010.
Mario Picozzi, Fino a quando? La rinuncia ai trattamenti sanitari, San Paolo Editore, 2012.
Mario Picozzi, Omar Ferrario, Il diavolo è nei dettagli, Rosenberg, 2016
Mario Picozzi, Renzo Pegoraro, A.G. Spagnolo, La consulenza etica, Piccin , 2016

The course consists in 30 hours of lectures. The lectures are supported by the projection of PPT slides. The minimum attendance frequency required is 75% of the program.

The Professor is available for further clarification and doubts only by appointment, after an e-mail request at
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